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EYFS children have enjoyed painting, mixing different colours to achieve the desired effect for their art pieces. Take a look at some of our work! 🎨🖌️


Our wonderful Y6 football team played Kent House last week and drew 1-1 ⚽️


In DT, the Y1 children have had lots of fun making prototype puppets. They have used their sewing skills! 🧵🪡


We are so proud of our Y6 pupils, who have completed their SATs tests this week. We celebrated today with an afternoon in Crystal Palace Park! 🎓


EYFS had a lovely day sharing and tasting food from different cultures. They had food from more than 20 nationalities in our Nursery and celebrated that between them, they speak more than 20 languages! Diversity is beautiful!


Y1 have been learning about attachments for fabrics. They have been learning to glue fabrics together, and basic stitching! 🪡


Reception have had an exciting trip to Beckenham Fire Station this half term. They had a tour of the station, the fire engine and even got to practise spraying the hose! 🧯🚒🧑‍🚒


Y6 have been learning about soap carving in their Art lessons this half term!


Last week, Y5 went to visit Westminster Abbey!


Y6 have been making cardboard models in the style of Barbara Hepworth! 🖌️


Today our Y6 football team represented us in their first match against Harris Kent House. Well done boys! 👏🏼⚽️


Last half term, Y1 had a great workshop from Freshwater Theatre about weather and seasons. They also enjoyed acting out different animals found in different area of the world and why they are suited to their environments! 🌧️🌨️🌤️


Last half term, Y3 had an exciting trip to look at London landmarks. They saw Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace and St James’ Park!


Y6 have been learning about rotary, ready to think about the mechanisms they will need for their own mechanical toys!


In Science,  KS1 have been looking at different types of weather and discussing with their partners what type of clothes they would wear in those conditions! ☀️🌤️🌨️🌧️


There has been some amazing writing in Reception this half term."Please help us find Evil Pea" 🫛🥔


Early Years loved learning about St George this week.  St George saved our beautiful princess from a Dragon! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿


Yesterday, Y1 and Y2 had a great day learning how to play the Samba drums! They then performed their music to their parents in the playground at the end of the day! 🥁


It’s comic relief day and we are celebrating by wearing red, as well as telling our favourite jokes and rewarding a ‘humour champion’ 🔴


An amazing session with today to celebrate Science Week 🧪🥼

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Year 5

Year 5 - Summer 1

Key Times 


Each week, children are expected to learn their spellings which will be sent home on a Friday. The spelling test will then be the following Friday. In addition to this, children are expected to read and complete their Read the Rainbow bookmark and log in to Times Table Rockstars to complete Times Table practise daily.


In year 5, the PE days are Tuesday and Thursday for both classes. Please ensure that your child comes to school wearing school uniform and they will then change in school. 


In the Summer term children in year 5 will be taking a school trip to Westminster Abbey to learning about the history and faith of the location.

Key Times 

For Year 5, the school day will begin at 8.30, and end at 3.30. Please ensure your child is on time as we complete morning revision each day.

What are we learning? 


In English, we will be reading ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’ by Onjali Q.Rauf. We will use this book to support our writing where we will be creating a first-person narrative, diary recount and persuasive letter.


In Maths we will start off the term working with shapes, then move on to position and direction before finishing with decimals.


In Science, we are learning about living things and their habitats. We will learn about the life cycle of a plant and the way in which plants reproduce. We will also look at the life cycles of mammals and birds before looking at the life cycles of insects and amphibians.


We will be learning about sustainable cites. We will look at what sustainably is before looking at a sustainable city and what makes it sustainable. We will then bring out learning closer to home and think about how we could make our city and homes more sustainable.


We will continue our leaning on Vikings. We will look at whether the Vikings deserved their reputation. Children will discuss Viking trade and culture.


In RE we will focus on Judaism. We will discuss whether Jewish stories are important. We will learn about the Torah and how it is treated. We also learn about the different parts of the Tanakh.    


We will learn about coding. We will recap our previous learning before attempting to create our own Alien Blast game.


In Art, we will be completing a topic on sculpture.  In this topic we will look at the artists Anish Kapoor and Henry Moore. We will be learning about sculpting with the slab method and creating hollow shapes. We will build on our previous learning of pinch pots and the coil method.


In Mandarin, we will revise all our previous knowledge in preparation for the YCT test on 17th may.


In PSHE, we will be thinking about keeping our mind and body safe. We will look at feeling, emotions, mental health and first aid.  


We will be focusing on athletics. Children will learn to master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.


We will be learning about musical theatre. We will learn about how musicals are made and who is involved in preshow, backstage, and onstage. We will learn four songs from four different musicals and learn a performance for one of them.  


In Spring term, children will design and create an alarm for a vehicle. This topic will incorporate coding and the children will work with Crumble kits to create their alarm.